La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta Resort & Club

Palm Springs, California

Looking to head west to play golf? La Quinta Resort and Club in Riverside County, Palm Springs, California, is a premier golf destination.

In the Coachella Valley between Indio and Wells you will find La Quinta Resort and the green fairways of its five Championship golf courses. Opened in 1926, the pet friendly La Quinta Resort has been a desert getaway for generations.

Over the years, the property has expanded greatly, now boasting over 60,000 square feet of facilities, 41 swimming pools, 23 tennis courts, 7 onsite restaurants, 90 holes of golf, and much more.

Fly into the Palm Springs international airport to get you fix of California Desert at La Quinta, where incredible golf courses await you.

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Palm Springs Golf Courses

La Quinta boasts access to 5 incredible golf courses. PGA West, the most famous of the golf courses, is located next door to the resort and is in the rotation for the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic, played every January on the PGA Tour west coast swing.

Similar to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the Desert Classic is a charity pro-am with the first two rounds played at PGA West Stadium Course and PGA West Nicklaus Course. PGA West Stadium Course then hosts the final round after a 54-hole cut takes place.

Along with the Stadium Course and the Nicklaus Course, La Quinta also offers guests the opportunity to play the Mountain Course, Greg Norman Course, and Dunes Course.

The Stadium Course at PGA West

Stadium Course at PGA West

The ultimate golf experience at La Quinta is the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West. Designed by Pete Dye and the signature course for the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic, the stadium is an excellent and challenging track.

Consistently ranked as a top 100 golf course in America by most publications, the PGA West Stadium Course has many signature holes. Pete Dye did not hold back when designing this course in Palm Springs, which shows in its finishing stretch of holes. Hole 16 is a long par 5 with a green guarded by a 30 foot drop off to the left of the green down to a bunker.

Don’t miss left! Hole 17, much like TPC Sawgrass is an island green surrounded by rocks and requires a precise iron shot. The finishing hole is a challenging par 4 with water down the left and bunkers down the right, challenging your driving accuracy.

Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort

Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort

Another Pete Dye design, the Mountain Course at La Quinta is visually stunning, with the Santa Rosa mountains featured in the background on almost every hole.

Like most Pete Dye golf courses, the Mountain Course is more difficult than most as the course is filled with pot bunkers, rock formations, and elevated tee boxes.

One of the featured holes at the Mountain Course is the 16th hole. A downhill par 3 played to a picturesque island green, and according to golfers who have played it, is worth the green fee alone. If you can keep your ball in play around the course, then you should have a very enjoyable round.  Many golfers find Pete Dye courses to be too challenging, but the Mountain course is an exception. It is very playable, and the views are spectacular.

Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West

Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West

Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear, designed the Nicklaus Course, which is played along with the Stadium Course for the Desert Classic on the PGA Tour. Challenge, beauty, and drama permeate here. Nicklaus, one of the greatest ball strikers ever, designed this course to be just that: a ball-strikers’ course.

This course is forgiving off the tee, but very demanding off the greens. That’s why this is a second-shot course, if you are off the green you will find run-offs and bunkers, but if you hit the green you can have a chance at birdie. The best golfers in the world enjoy playing Nicklaus courses and the everyday golfer will too, given the forgiveness off the tee and the great course conditions at La Quinta.

Greg Norman Course at PGA West

Greg Norman Course at PGA West

La Quinta brought in another golf legend to design a course for them, Greg Norman. Norman, an Australian, designed La Quinta with a desert feel and some outback flair.

A flatter course compared to the Nicklaus Course, the Norman is a true representation of outback golf. Challenging but fair, the Greg Norman course consists of an abundance of sand, wildflowers, nine lakes, and panoramic vistas throughout the property.

Compared to the Stadium and Nicklaus courses, Greg Norman designed this course to be much more playable for high handicap golfers. The Norman course will not beat you up and you can really enjoy your round. Birdies and pars can be made in abundance and the beautiful views will only add to a great course experience at La Quinta Resort.

Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort

Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort

The 3rd Pete Dye design at La Quinta, the Dunes Course offers a desert course akin to Scottish and Irish links. Unlike the Norman and Nicklaus courses, the Dunes has rolling mounds and hills as well as some thick rough. So, length and strength out of the rough is key to scoring well here.

The Dunes course has hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship, the Californian State Open as well as being a site for the PGA Tour Q-School. This is a tournament course and it will play like one when you tee it up.

A Pete Dye-designed course has plenty of hazards and the Dunes in Palm Springs has hazards aplenty. Many holes have water hazards and plenty of bunkers to stop your golf shots. The Dunes is still very playable for most golfers and will offer a great experience for all Waldorf Astoria resort guests.

Accommodations at La Quinta Resort & Club

Packages can be customized for your travel needs. Please click on the link below to receive a custom quote or call us at 866-260-4409.

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La Quinta Waldorf Astoria Resort

La Quinta Resort accommodation

La Quinta Resort is a Waldorf Astoria Resort with a plethora of guest accommodation options to choose from for your stay. Complete with historic desert architecture, many of the casitas and suites all offer secluded private patios, hot tubs, and private pools.

These vacation rentals have everything you need to get the most out of your break; air conditioning, internet access, an outdoor fireplace and other nearby restaurants outside the resort too.

While La Quinta’s main attraction is its golf courses, the resort can be enjoyed without playing golf given all the amenities included at the resort. In addition to the Spa La Quinta, the Palm Springs resort features a yoga studio offering classes daily, tennis court and pickleball courts, a fitness center, a shopping center, a nail salon, and a number of great onsite restaurants. The staff at the front desk are always on hand to ensure you are getting the most from your trip too. 

Customized packages

Packages can be customized for your travel needs. Please click on the link below to receive a custom quote or call us at 866-260-4409.

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